Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:53 PM
I have had my laptop for a couple of weeks now, and I have always been able to connect to my home wireless network just fine. It is a hidden network, but I haven't had any problems with it before. However, this morning, it flat-out refused to allow me access to the Internet. I have restarted the computer, deleted and re-added the network connection, disconnected and reconnected ad nauseam. According to the computer, I am connected and have full Internet access, but I do not. I have two clues as to the solution to this problem:
Under my connection status, "IPv4 connectivity" says "Internet," but "IPv6 connectivity" says "No Internet access."
When I troubleshoot the connection, it either tells me that it doesn't know what's wrong, or it gives me one of the following two messages:
"Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding."
"Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (www.microsoft.com) is not responding."
Other than this, my Internet claims it is completely functional, despite the fact that I can't connect to any websites.
I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not extremely technical either. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?